Valve has issued a warning about playing the Steam Deck in high temperatures amid heat waves in Europe and America.
The Steam Deck Twitter account posted an update today informing users that the system performs best at temperatures between 0° C and 35° C (32° F-95° F). “If the temperature gets higher than this, Steam Deck may start to throttle performance to protect itself, Valve said.
In another tweet, Valve said Steam Deck’s APU “runs well” at temperatures up to 100° C (212° F), though performance will be throttled at that point. Should the temperature reach 105° C (221° F), then it will shut down. “This is to protect itself (and you) from damage,” Valve said.